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2016-17 Community Life Survey results published this week
26th Jul 2017

The Community Life Survey is held annually to track trends and developments in areas that encourage social action and empower communities.

This report summarises the results from the 2016-17 survey, which was run from August 2016 to March 2017.

Headline Findings:

  • In 2016-17, around a fifth (22%) of adults said they had taken part in formal volunteering at least once a month. When looking at all volunteering (formal and informal), nearly two thirds of adults (63%) had engaged at least once a year.
  • Three quarters (75%) of adults said they had given to charity in the four weeks prior to completing the survey. The average amount given was £22.
  • In 2016-17, 85% of respondents felt that they belonged very or fairly strongly to Britain compared to 62% who felt they belonged to their neighbourhood.